GAPS Diet Beef Roast Recipe

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This GAPS diet beef roast recipe is one of my favorite nutrient dense, easy dinners. 

GAPS diet beef roast recipe

GAPS Diet Beef Roast Recipe

Cooking a hearty, nutritious meal that your entire family will love doesn’t have to be impossible. In fact, with a little bit of planning ahead, it can be as simple as turning on your slow cooker in the morning. That’s what I do for my GAPS diet beef roast recipe.

There are so many benefits to this easy recipe, I had to share it with you all. 

Perfect for the winter months, get ready for your new go-to meal for the family. Other cozy, cold weather recipes I love are these GAPS diet chicken soup and beef soup recipes. 

Keep reading to learn all about my favorite GAPS diet beef roast recipe…

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Beef roast recipes: easy comfort food

One of my most requested videos- my favorite GAPS diet beef pot roast! It makes perfect sense too- as we are heading into the colder months, there is something so wonderful about this warm, tender meal.

I love this meal for so many reasons: 

  1. This is a super easy roast beef recipe
  2. You make meat stock at the same time, so you’re maximizing your time spent in the kitchen for the best nutrition
  3. Cleanup is a breeze
  4. The entire family will love it
  5. Because this recipe is GAPS diet approved, you know that your entire family is enjoying a nutritious meal that their bodies will love

How to make delicious beef roast

One of the best parts about this roast beef recipe is how easy it is to cook. Whether you want to use your oven or a slow cooker, you can cook up this yummy, nutritious meal with very little work. 

Truly, to make delicious roast beef, all you need is the right ingredients and a few minutes of preparation in the morning. Once you set everything into your slow cooker (or in my case, my Instant Pot on the slow cooker setting), you can walk away and enjoy the entire day.

There is something so peaceful about knowing that dinner is taken care of and that it’s a guaranteed meal that all of your kids will eat. 

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Things to consider when making a GAPS diet beef roast 

For most of this recipe, you can cook it no matter what stage you are in on the GAPS diet. There are a few things to keep in mind, however, to make sure you continue to correctly follow the GAPS diet with a few rules for those in earlier stages.

  1. You can sear the meat before you begin cooking if you are on GAPS intro stage 4 or later.
  2. On the early stages of GAPS intro, remember to not use ground pepper. Instead, use peppercorns. You can use ground pepper from stage 4 or later.

Of course, you can use these rules for later stages in the GAPS diet as well, it’s just not as essential. 

How to cook a GAPS diet beef roast

With a few minor tweaks in the recipe, you can cook an amazing roast beef meal that is GAPS diet approved. The only difficult decision might be if you want to cook it in the slow cooker or the oven. 

Here’s how to cook it either way to help you make your decision…

How to cook beef roast using a slow cooker

Defrost the roast overnight then, first thing in the morning you can put it in the slow cooker. By dinnertime, it is completely ready to go! 

For a later GAPS stage (intro stage 4 or later), you can sear the sides of the roast before you place it into the slow cooker. This also adds to the flavor.

To sear the roast beef, melt some fat- I would recommend tallow or lard- in a cast iron skillet, and then brown the edges of the meat for a few minutes on each side. After all of the edges are browned, then place the roast in your slow cooker. 

To make clean up even easier, your Instant Pot has a searing setting. If that is what you are using, simply sear the edges of the meat in the pot then switch the setting to slow cooker when you are done. 

How to cook beef roast using an oven

If you prefer to not use a slow cooker, an excellent alternative for this GAPS diet beef roast recipe is to cook it in the oven. It’s simple and tastes just as delicious.

  1. Preheat oven to 300ºF
  2. Heat tallow in a cast iron dutch oven on the stovetop and sear the sides of the roast for a few minutes on each side (if on intro stage 3 or earlier, skip this step)
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients to the dutch oven
  4. Bake for 6 – 8 hours until meat is very tender

An oven is a quick and easy way to cook a beef roast, but not as simple as using a slow cooker. Keep reading to learn my preferred GAPS diet beef roast recipe…

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GAPS diet beef roast recipe directions

Whether you have a busy day ahead of you or want to relax all day long, this recipe will ensure an easy dinnertime that the entire family will love.

Ingredients:

  • 3 lb. Beef roast
  • 1 – 2 knuckle bones or marrow bones or a combination
  • 1 onion
  • 6-12 Carrots
  • 2-3 Bay leaves
  • Ground Pepper (NOTE: this is for advanced stages of the GAPS diet. For earlier stages you will want to add peppercorns, and strain it out later.)
  • Mineral salt
  • Filtered Water

 Instructions:

  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting
  2. Add some tallow and let it melt
  3. Sear all sides of the roast for a few minutes on each side
  4. Coarsely cut up vegetables while roast is searing
  5. Add vegetables and bones to the Instant Pot when finished searing
  6. Turn your Instant Pot to your slow cooker setting
  7. Add in seasonings
  8. Add filtered water until everything is covered
  9. Cover with the lid and let it cook for 6-9 hours

You will know when the food is done when the meat is nice and tender. This is done by sticking a fork in and if it comes apart easily then you are ready to serve!

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How long does it take to cook beef roast?

One of my favorite reasons to cook beef roast is how easy it is to cook. That being said, this is not a quick meal that you can pull together in a few minutes. This meal takes a little bit of planning ahead. Trust me though, it is worth it. 

When using a slow cooker?

For this recipe, if you are choosing to use a slow cooker, then it is important that you plan ahead and get this meal prepared in the morning. Depending on the size of your meat, this meal can take up to 9 hours to cook the meat thoroughly. 

This is why I save this meal for days when I know that we are going to be running around all day and will come home exhausted and starving. 

It’s so wonderful to know that a hearty, nutritious meal will be ready as soon as we walk in the door. 

When using an oven?

For those cold winter days when all you can think about is a delicious meal and it’s too late to set up your slow cooker, I recommend using your oven. 

When cooking a beef roast in the oven, it can take up to 6-8 hours, so while you do need to plan ahead, it’s not as much time as a slow cooker. 

Whether you are cooking your beef roast with an oven or a slow cooker, make sure the internal temperature of the meat is a minimum of 130 degrees. Click here for my favorite meat thermometer.

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What is a beef roast made of?

We prefer to purchase our beef in bulk with a local farmer. In my experience, the more you know about where your food comes from, the better. 

There’s no single cut of beef that is necessary to make roast beef. Some common cuts include:

– Top round roast

– Top sirloin roast

– Bottom round roast

– Eye of round roast

We usually use a top round roast, but a bottom round roast should work too. 

Honestly, the flexibility helps me use up the entire cow purchase and makes this dinner recipe even more stress-free. 

What is a good cut of meat for beef roast?

For this recipe, I try to hold off on using the top round roast until we have company over. While any of the meat cuts mentioned above will taste amazing, the top round roast for this beef roast recipe will be the most tender. 

How long does beef roast last?

Another bonus to this recipe? The leftovers. 

I like to cook enough meat to have some for lunch the next day. It tastes just as delicious and I love taking away the stress of another meal. 

Once dinner is over, you want to store this meal in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Properly store it in an air-tight container and reheat it on the stove before serving. 

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Yield: 6 servings

GAPS Diet Beef Roast Recipe

GAPS diet beef roast recipe

This GAPS Diet Beef Roast Recipe is one of my favorite nutrient dense, easy dinners. It's a healthy recipe that is perfect for cold weather.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. Beef roast
  • 1 - 2 knuckle bones or marrow bones or a combination
  • 1 onion
  • 6-12 Carrots
  • 2-3 Bay leaves
  • Ground Pepper (NOTE: this is for advanced stages of the GAPS diet. For earlier stages you will want to add peppercorns, and strain it out later.)
  • Mineral salt
  • Filtered Water

Instructions

  1. Turn Instant Pot to sauté setting
  2. Add some tallow and let it melt
  3. Sear all sides of the roast for a few minutes on each side
  4. Coarsely cut up vegetables while roast is searing
  5. Add vegetables and bones to the Instant Pot when finished searing
  6. Turn your Instant Pot to your slow cooker setting
  7. Add in seasonings
  8. Add filtered water until everything is covered
  9. Cover with the lid and let it cook for 6-9 hours

 

              

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